ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The juvenile driver of a dirt bike has died following a crash on Thursday in the Mesa Del Sol area. The Albuquerque Police Department reports the crash between a dirt bike and a four-wheel ATV happened just before 8:30 p.m. in the area of Los Picaros Road and Ira Sprecher Road.
Authorities say a juvenile male was riding a 2016 Kawasaki dirt bike and was traveling westbound in an arroyo approaching a curve. A 2021 Yamaha ATV was traveling eastbound in the same arroyo and was approaching the same curve as the Kawasaki dirt bike.
Police say as both vehicles were rounding the curve, a head-on collision occurred, and the male rider of the Kawasaki dirt bike sustained life-threatening injuries and died at the scene. APD states that both parties involved in the crash were wearing helmets.
Authorities say the speed of the dirt bike and the ATV are unknown but appear to be a factor in the crash. Alcohol is not a factor in the crash. The investigation is ongoing.